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Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Fruits

L.R. Verma (Editor) R C Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis Fruit plant diseases often are the worst natural hazards in horticulture. New diseases and new biotypes of existing disease-producing organisms appear from time to time in a more virulent form. With the liberalization of import and export of large quantities of horticultural planting materials, the risk of spread of diseases into new areas has also increased. The most startling aspect of fruit plant diseases is that their control cost us a huge sum every year with serious environmental consequences. Therefore, integrated disease management practices need to be adopted to reduce the losses. In this book, the information on various aspects of diseases of temperate, sub-tropical and tropical fruits including integrated disease management strategies has been included. Major focus is on diseases of temperate fruits as these were not given enough attention in earlier books. Besides, the numerous advances made in the etiology of phytoplasmas, viroids and bacterial diseases during the last decade have been thoroughly discussed. The book also includes the role of quarantine and biotechnology in the management of fruit diseases. Recent biotechnological approaches have made it possible to transfer any disease-resistance gene into the fruit crops. The present volume Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Fruits will enhance the prosperity of horticulture worldwide and fulfill the expectations of orchardists, scientists, students, teachers, extension workers and quarantine officials.
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About the authors

L.R. Verma

Prof. L.R. Verma is a former Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, (H.P.). Earlier he was a senior professioinal staff member and project leader of Himalayan biodiversity regioinal project at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has also served as Dean and Head of the Biosciences Department in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, and Scientific Advisor to Department off Horticulture, government of Himachal Pradesh. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Guelph, Canada and was also Humboldt Research Fellow in Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. In India, he has been principal investigator and coordinator of several R&D projects. Prof. Verma has published more than 250 research papers in international scientific journals. Verma is the only Asian who is Honorary Member of APIMONDIA.

R C Sharma

Prof. R.C. Sharma headed important Museums of the country like Government Museum, Mathura; State Museum, Lucknow; Indian Museum,, Kolkata and finally, the Natioinal Museum, New Delhi as the Director-General and Vice-Chancellor, National Museum Institute. He also served the Banaras Hindu University as the Director, Bharat Kala Bhavan and Professor of Indian art and Museology. Presently, he is the Honorary Director / Acharya of Jnana-Pravaha – Centre for Cultural Studies, Varanasi. Beside authoring several books and editing journals and bulletins in the field of Early Indian Art, he has contributed a large number of papers published in the journals in India and abroad.

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Title Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Fruits
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173870950
length 724p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 23cm